You may be part of the first generation in your family to graduate from college, but you are not alone. The First Generation Support Services office is here to support you through your journey at UCSF.

UCSF will be holding free drop-in flu shot clinics for all UCSF employees, students and volunteers from Monday, September 19 to Friday, October 14.

Your training at UCSF will prepare you to be an excellent clinician or researcher, but did you know that the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) can help you position yourself for a job or residency after you graduate?

Priya Prasad, a fourth-year student in the UC San Francisco Epidemiology and Translational Sciences PhD Program, is constantly juggling her busy schedule with the care of her two-year-old son.

The most successful UCSF students not only pay careful attention to their studies, but also take time to engage with their communities, build relationships, and have fun.

On Friday, April 24, Point-of-Care UltraSound (POCUS), invites all UCSF students and faculty to attend a student-led Ultrasound Conference and Exposition in the Millberry Union Conference Center.

“How do you make a movement sustainable with drastic change?”
It’s been a pleasure and privilege serving you as Editor-in-Chief this year. This will be my final piece as Synapse’s Editor-in-Chief. I’m graduating before Synapse will return in the fall, and as this is the last week of publication before Synapse wraps for the summer, I wanted to give some reflections on the year.

“In 2008, I nearly failed out of UC Berkeley. At the time, I was a heavy drug user, having lots of anonymous condomless sex with other guys, and isolating myself from the people who loved me.

Dr. Kaveh Ashrafi started his life under circumstances many might think of as extremely challenging. Separated from his family at an early age because of the political circumstances in his native Iran, Ashrafi lived on his own in a previously unknown country for 18 months when he was just 13 years old.